Learning about the Greek Cross

This week Scafell have been exploring the symbolism in the Greek Cross.  Unlike other Christian crosses, all four sections of the cross are equal in length and represent God’s love reaching across the world.  At the end of each section there is often a trefoil representing the trinity of God the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  We were also interested to discover that this type of cross is a symbol of the church, rather than a reminder of Jesus’ suffering on the cross.


Our lesson started with four tricky jigsaw pieces to arrange into a symmetrical dodecagon.  We needed further clues to make the Greek Cross before finding information independently and creating our own designs based on our research.